Tacoma Stars win home opener on Lee’s overtime goal (photos added)

Tacoma Stars win home opener on Lee’s overtime goal (photos added)

TACOMA, Wash. – Mark Lee scored in overtime to lift the Tacoma Stars to a 9:8 home opening win over the Turlock Express on Saturday night November 17 at the Pacific Sports Center. According to a social media post Lee (a Puyallup native) scored a hat trick for the home side, and won the match when a Turlock defensive error was converted by the forward only 20 seconds into overtime.

The Stars are now 1-1 on the young PASL season after a next-day rematch on Sunday November 18 went to the Express, 15:10.

The opening night match was attended by nearly 500 fans in the debut of the Pacific Sports Center as a PASL venue. There was bleacher seating, a standing area as well as a beer garden. See scoring box below.

Jenni Conner shares the photos below with goalWA.net. (Note: The venue lighting affected photo quality.)

Cam Vickers (center) chases the ball for Tacoma as Steve Mohn (left) and Micah Wenzel (right, back) look on. (Jenni Conner)

Tacoma’s Chase Tangney. (Jenni Conner)
From left to right: Ian Weinberg, Micah Wenzel, Jeff Bader and goalkeeper David Meherg of the Tacoma Stars. (Jenni Conner)
Stars discuss strategy. (Jenni Conner)
#9 Chase Tangney is congratulated by #19 Sean Morris. (Jenni Conner)
Another Stars goal. (Jenni Conner)
Mark Lee’s hat trick included the overtime winner for the Stars. (Jenni Conner)
Tied up late on, 8:8. (Jenni Conner)
Goal! Stars mob the pitch after winning the match 20 seconds into overtime. (Jenni Conner)
Tacoma Stars thank their fans. (Jenni Conner)

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